Dr. Conrad Murray: Handcuffed, Shackled IN Jail!

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A cash-strapped Conrad Murray is asking for court-appointed attorney for his appeal process, and doesn't seem to be enjoying his jail experience so far.

Not that anyone would, but this is an extreme case, he says.

Murray's previous attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, is outraged and says that "it is crazy and unbelievable how [the sheriffs] are treating" Murray in jail. 

Flanagan says after waiting for over an hour to visit Murray, he arrived with his feet and hands cuffed, then was shackled to the table for their meeting.

Conrad Murray in Court

"I've never seen something like this before," for someone serving this crime, the attorney says, adding that his cell is next to a guy in jail for a gang murder. 

Murray filed an appeal yesterday. Michael Jackson's former doc stated that he is "indigent and respectfully requests the appointment of counsel on appeal."

He was convicted last month of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson and was ordered to serve four years in a L.A. County jail.

He intends to appeal his conviction, but does not have an attorney to work with to argue his case. Flanagan says he personally doesn't handle appeals.

Flanagan says he has offered advice about who should represent Murray, but says, "Whoever does it has a big undertaking" with all the evidence involved.

Given how his a$$ was handed to him at trial, that's putting it mildly.

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